Tag: movies

  • M.R.S. Recommends: More Halloween Favorites!

    We asked our contributors to list more of their favorite Halloween movies! If you end up watching any, please let us know what you thought on social media or by dropping us a message on our contact page! Midnite Dave In recent years, the Halloween season has become the time I revisit the films of…

  • The “Glad” in “Gladiator” | Disney’s Hercules

    There are a lot of people who get annoyed when adaptations of famous (and obscure) myths get adapted; certain audiences get pretty nitpicky with how their favorite stories are being told, or who’s telling the myth, or who’s filling which roles in it. And sometimes it does matter because of the particular themes a retelling…

  • Let’s Hear It for Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

    I want you to remember the best summer vacation of your life. Chances are, it was either when you were a kid and the absolute ecstasy of getting out of school on a warm day in June left your tiny body thrumming with the kind of energy not even a school field day can totally…

  • Red Curtain Trilogy Thinkpiece 1: How Much Glitter Gets Used in Ballroom Dancing?

    There are certain movies that one tends to associate with becoming a person who loves film; for me, those movies are the Red Curtain Trilogy by Baz Luhrmann. Getting the DVD boxset was the first time I had gotten a birthday present that made me feel included in an actual “mature” world, as though having…

  • M.R.S. Recommends: Summer Flicks

    We asked our columnists to list their favorite summer movies. If you end up watching any, please let us know what you thought on social media or by dropping us a message on our contact page! Michael Welch Grease 2 (6/11/82) While this movie begins at the end of summer and start of the school…

  • M.R.S. Recommends: 2021 Discoveries!

    We asked our columnists to list their favorite film discoveries of 2021. If you end up watching any, please let us know what you thought on social media or by dropping us a message on our contact page! Jenny From the Grave Jill Boger The Green Knight (2021, David Lowery) Do you ever see a…

  • Jack Kelly’s Dreams of Santa Fe

    In 10th grade, a friend of mine and I “convinced” our history teacher to let us watch “Newsies” (Kenny Ortega, 1992) in class because it was tangentially related to the Industrial Revolution, and because we had started, briefly, to gloss over the history of the U.S. Labor Movement. (I say convinced, but now, as a…

  • Three Men and Tom Selleck’s Moustache

    I told the Midnite Romero Society that I would write a series of essays about Aubrey Plaza’s many indie films, because at the time he asked, I had been looking on Netflix for something to sate some of the loneliness which many of us have become acquainted with during the pandemic. And while I might…

  • Campside w/ K-Tron

    Attention campers! Counselor K-Tron is having an arts and crafts demonstration in the mess hall at 9am. Learn how to make a VHS tape out of macaroni and friendship bracelets! The summer is winding down, a hint of autumn in the air, so it is time to talk about a film setting we all hold…

  • Super Mario Bros.: The Movie

    What if I told you a live-action gritty reboot of the Super Mario Bros. was being planned, complete with a repressed society from another dimension, guns that can de-evolve people into slime, mutant dinosaur monsters, and more skeletons than you’d expect from a children’s video game franchise? Now, what if I told you that movie…